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WBSS: Cruiserweight finals will head to Saudi Arabia

The final cruiserweight match in the tournament will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The cruiserweight tournament in the ongoing World Boxing Super Series doesn’t have it’s finalists determined just yet, but the site where the finals has been determined according to ESPN.

Yesterday the organizers of the tourney announced the the cruiserweight finals, which is expected to happen in May, will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with the specific date and venue to be announced at a later date.

"This is fantastic news, not just for World Boxing Super Series but for boxing and for the sport in Saudi Arabia," said Comosa AG CEO Roberto Dalmiglio.

"I am sure that Saudi Arabia will lay on a fitting finale to the first year of the WBSS and first award of the Muhammad Ali Trophy. We are proud to be working with the Saudi General Sports Authority on what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the 2018 sporting calendar in Jeddah."

The eight-man tournament has already seen Oleksandr Usyk, Mairis Briedis, and Yunier Dorticos win their respective quarterfinal matches, with Murat Gassiev and Krzysztof Wlodarczyk set to fight this weekend for the final spot in the semifinals. The winner of that bout will take on Dorticos while Usyk and Briedis are set to go head-to-head in another semifinals bout.

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